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Simeon Career Academy High School was evacuated as a precaution after a teacher and a student suffered minor burns in a small chemical explosion. (Credit: CBS)

Simeon High School Evacuated After Small Chemical Explosion

A South Side high school was evacuated Friday afternoon, after a small explosion, Chicago Public Schools officials said.


Kenneth Jackson (right) is charged with first-degree murder in the shooting death of Michael Flournoy III (left), a student and football player at Simeon Career Academy High School. (Credit: Family photo/Chicago Police Department)

Man Charged With April Slaying Of Simeon Football Player

Kenneth K. Jackson, 31, is charged with first-degree murder, murder during commission of a felony, and mob action, all felonies, in connection with the death of 16-year-old Michael Flournoy III, according to a statement from Chicago Police.


Gerald Gaddy (Credit: Chicago Police)

Simeon Track Coach Charged With Sexually Assaulting Three Students

Cook County prosecutors said 42-year-old Gerald Gaddy has been charged with aggravated criminal sexual abuse, criminal sexual assault, and aggravated battery. Gaddy allegedly had “inappropriate sexual contact” with three girls, ages 15, 16 and 17.


Demarius Reed (Credit: Eastern Michigan University)

Trial Set To Begin In Murder Of Former Simeon Football Star

The family of a Chicago man murdered last fall in Michigan will be in court this week in Ann Arbor, as one of the accused killers goes on trial.


Simeon Career Academy (CBS)

Simeon Cuts Electricity-Training Program Amid Objections

The neighborhood around the school has high unemployment and high crime. CBS 2’s Jim Williams reports.


Michael Flournoy (Family Photo)

Simeon Students Shocked At Football Player’s Slaying

Michael Flournoy III, 16, a sophomore who was on the football and wrestling teams at Simeon, was shot and killed near a relative’s house Saturday night.


Members of the Simeon basketball team enjoy the success of their championship.(CBS)

Simeon Champs Excel At Academics, Too

This year’s championship basketball team could be remembered for more than their hoops skills. As CBS 2’s Dorothy Tucker reports, these are some pretty smart student athletes.


Jabari Parker. (Photo by Gary Dineen/NBAE via Getty Images)

Simeon’s Jabari Parker Named Wootten Player Of The Year

Fresh off his fourth high school basketball state title in as many years, Simeon standout Jabari Parker has been named the Morgan Wootten High School Player of the Year.

CBS Chicago–03/18/2013

Basketball (Getty Images)

Morgan Park, Simeon Coaches Suspended After Post-Game Scuffle

The head basketball coaches from Simeon and Morgan Park High schools have been suspended because of their behavior at a basketball game last week that ended in a scuffle between the two teams at the handshake line.


Simeon Career Academy (CBS)

CPS Tightens Security At High School Basketball Games

On Friday, police cars were parked outside Simeon Career Academy as it played Julian.


Family photos of shooting victim Tyrone Lawson

Deadly Shooting Outside CSU After Basketball Game

Police were questioning two suspects in the shooting death of a high school student, after a basketball game on the Chicago State University campus.


Jabari Parker. (Photo by Gary Dineen/NBAE via Getty Images)

Jabari Parker Verbally Commits To Duke

Simeon forward Jabari Parker verbally committed to Duke Thursday.

CBS Chicago–12/20/2012

Police responded to a disturbance Friday night at Gately Stadium. (CBS)

Two Charged In Melee At Morgan Park-Simeon Football Game

Two teenagers have been charged in connection with a melee in the stands of a football game between Simeon and Morgan Park high schools on Friday.


File Photo Of Ambulance (AP Photo)

Student Hurt At Simeon High School

Paramedics took a student to a hospital this morning from Simeon Career Academy in the Auburn-Gresham neighborhood.